Agricultural stakeholders advocate the use of development technologies

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector advocated the use of technology and innovation in the development sector and increased productivity of farmers. This was stated at the Agric seminar organized by the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) on “Using technologies for digital transformation in agriculture”.

According to the chairman of the Agric and Export Trade group of NBCC, Dr. Olusola Obbori, he revealed that businesses that do not use levers to use technology have worked in the past. In his words, “Every business without the use of technology has worked in the past. That is why we are here today to study the use of technology to increase agricultural production. “

With the introduction of technology in agriculture, it will increase production and provide best practices in the world, which will lead to more profit. The Permanent Secretary, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest Umahihe, said that the Nigerian agricultural sector has the potential to stimulate economic growth and create wealth thanks to the country’s viable agri-environmental zones, strong value chains and young people. that can be used to research and undertake diversified agribusiness.

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There is no doubt that the world is evolving rapidly with many technological advances being invented to make life easier. It undoubtedly transforms so many sectors around the world and also shapes the world. In the agricultural sector in the country few technological achievements have been implemented, although the sector still lags behind in terms of technological absorption.

With the application of ICT, this will strengthen the sector due to the fact that farmers will have access to current information, such as the release of new crops, new prices of agricultural machinery, the emergence of diseases and pest control, weather forecast and more. .

As food shortages are devastating parts of Africa, the introduction of technology in the sector will support large-scale food production that will be able to sustain the people of the region. As demand for food grows, supply is facing the challenges of changing environments and climates and shortages of raw materials.

To mitigate these challenges, farmers need to adopt digital technologies to improve productivity to meet domestic and external demand. Therefore, the need to adopt the use of technology to increase productivity.

With technologies such as Internet access, artificial intelligence, robotics, remote sensing technology and much more, it will provide the agricultural sector with the tools it needs to make better-informed decisions and increase productivity.

The use of technology and other practices in the agricultural sector will pave the way for Nigeria and other African countries to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector, which will reduce food insecurity and poverty in the region.

It is estimated that by 2050, feeding about 200 million people will be a great challenge. This will only be possible if technology is used, as using technology will support mass food production.

Technology has undoubtedly provided a higher level of growth in almost every industry in the world, so there is a need for the agricultural sector in Nigeria to open up to these latest technological advances to ensure that there is massive production.

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